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Epilepsy surgery: historical highlights 1909-2009.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19298436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review focuses on some historical highlights of the surgery of epilepsy, beginning with the reports of Horsley, Krause, and Cushing to which appeared in 1909, the year that The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) was inaugurated. We then outline key contributions from Europe and North America, and examine particularly the evolution of our understanding of temporal lobe seizures, which have now become the most common form of epilepsy amenable to surgical cure.
William Feindel; Richard Leblanc; Antonio Nogueira de Almeida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsia     Volume:  50 Suppl 3     ISSN:  1528-1167     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsia     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-20     Completed Date:  2009-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983306R     Medline TA:  Epilepsia     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  surgery
Brain Mapping
Diagnostic Imaging / history,  methods
Epilepsy / history*,  pathology,  surgery
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Neurosurgical Procedures / history*,  methods

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